Bad Egg: The True Story of Humpty Dumpty

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A prose elaboration on Humpty Dumpty's experience on the wall, based on the familiar nursery rhyme

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PreS A slim, somewhat pointless tale. Looking mischievous, Humpty Dumpty lounges with umbrella and tea cakes, challenging passerbys to ever more difficult tricks atop the wall. Two horses and two men each tumble, much to the amusement of the Bad Egg; however the king is angry about what happened to his men and horses. Ignoring the King's orders to come down, Humpty does an assortment of magic tricks, and then crashes to the ground. The King's horses and the King's men put Humpty together again, and a contrite egg swears never to climb back on that wall again. ``But he did!'' (This is not shown.) Thus endeth this tale. Sketchy drawings in pale watercolors carry the actionHumpty centered on the page with horses and men strangely placed at the bottom, looking up. The Bad Egg is impish and child-like in his vow not to repeat his performance, knowing full well he'll not be able to resist. However, the text is a bland recitation of the events, completely lacking in rhythm and spirit. Virginia Opocensky, Lincoln City Libraries, Neb.
Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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